Forestry Science

Stephen F. Austin State University

24 months
22866 USD/year
22866 USD/year
10288 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Located in the piney woods of East Texas, ATCOFA consists of one of the South’s top forestry programs.


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The M.S. program requires a minimum of 24 semester hours of graduate course work and 6 semester hours of thesis research and writing for a total of 30 semester hours. This degree program allows students to obtain a specialized advanced degree in any of the subject areas within the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture (ATCOFA), including Forest Management, Forest Economics, Recreation Management, Resource Interpretation, Wildlife Management, Agroforestry, Wood Science, Urban Forestry, Forest Entomology, Hydrology, Forest Ecology, Silviculture, Soil Science and Spatial Science. The M.S. degree program is appropriate for students who have an undergraduate degree in forestry or a related field and also for students with degrees in other areas. Background work may include courses in each of the following areas: Forest Biology, Forest Resources Inventory, Social Forestry, Forest Ecosystem Management and Forest Resources Administration. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Forest Management
  • Forest Economics
  •  Recreation Management
  •  Resource Interpretation
  • , Wildlife Management
  • Agroforestry
  •  Wood Science
  •  Urban Forestry
  •  Forest Ecology 
  • Silviculture
  •  Soil Science and Spatial Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree with 2.5 GPA overall, 3.0 GPA in major
  • At least a 79 on the TOEFL, 6.5 on the IELTS, or 53 on the PTE.
  • Have your official GRE/GMAT scores sent to SFA (Once you have applied, you will be notified of the requirement for your chosen program)
  • students for whom English is a second language require a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper) or 213 (computer) or 80 (Internet) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22866 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22866 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22866 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22866 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10288 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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